Here is the summary of the book:
This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost. Alera. Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy. Shaselle Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause. One lives behind the former Hytanican palace walls and walks the razor's edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland. The other slips through the war-torn streets, seeking retribution for her family's tragedy, following whispers of insurgency. Both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death—or lead to freedom anew, if only each can face what must be sacrificed.
It gets better and better after every book. Sacrifice is the final book of Cayla Kluver's Legacy Series and it brings everything to a perfect conclusion. Hytanica is over run by Cockyrians. Things gone topsie-turvie. There are no longer any Kings or Queens, the army disbanded and the kingdom, now a province to Cokryi. But the high priestess designs Alera to be the ruling figure head of the province, Grand Provost.
Taking charge of a war weary Hytanica is not as easy as it looks. Cokyrians control everything now, everything in her country is screened and filtered by the enemy. And then there is Narian, the love of her life. Her country on one side and Narian on one, proves to be the true test of courage for Alera. With a few surprises to the mix, she stands tall with her beliefs because well victory needs true Sacrifice.
Oh! How I love Cayla's style of writing. Historical fiction is supposed a strong hold of medieval literature but she produced this amazing piece which is young adult and still retains the charm of historical genre without being to over bearing. Alera's development throughout the books is gradual and beautiful. She grows from this head strong princess to this capable leader throughout. Then there is Narian, at first it was not known on whose side his allegiance truly lay but little by little it becomes clear, it has always been clear. It was always Alera. I absolutely loved them throughout.
The conclusion was well thought out. The battle scene hair-raising. It doesn't feel like the end but a new beginning. The threat of Cokyri is still present but Alera knows that with Narian by her side she can brave any storm that comes her way.
"Heart rendering and awe-inspiring. Cayla Kluver has produced a great masterpiece that is sure to score a big place in your heart"